Hilo Public Library, Hawaii – a beautiful and historical place

Written by Library Planet editor Marie Eiriksson, library consultant at Gladsaxe Public Libraries, Denmark. For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ This weekend I was in Hilo and of course had to visit the library. Hilo Public Library is the biggest library on the big Island of Hawaii. It opened on Jan. 20,…

Austin Central Library, Texas – a sustainable dream library!

Written by Tony Davies, Michelle Morgan, Daniel Howells and Steven Self For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ The Austin Central Library is a must see on any visit to Austin, Texas, described as “the front porch for the city” and rated by Time Magazine as one of their 100 World’s Greatest…

Book and Blanket, Sopot Health Resort library Poland – relaxing is not the only thing we provide

Written by Roman Wojciechowski, Ewa Lewandowska, Marcin Wiktor For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ A unique branch near the Sopot Health Resort with beach-colored blankets and febuoys hanging on the shelves. With its beautiful, minimalistic design kept in beach-like colors, warm wicker furniture it invites you to rest and relax. A…

Evergreen Park Public Library, Chicago – a green oasis

Written by Anna Wassenaar, Head of Adult Services, Evergreen Park Public Library For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ Evergreen Park Public Library is the public community library in the village of Evergreen Park, bordering the southwest side of the city of Chicago. While it is a small library as far as collections and…

Booth Library, New York – collecting and preserving resources since 1923

Written by M. Doane For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ The Booth Library is the center for genealogy and historical research at the Chemung County Historical Society. It holds approximately 3,000 books, 30,000 manuscripts, 16,000 photographic images, and 11,000 maps and architectural drawings. It has been collecting and preserving resources on the Chemung…

Steele Memorial Library, Elmira NY – green roof and a maker space

Written by M. Doane For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ Steele Memorial Library, in Elmira NY. Its the main branch of the Chemung Couny Library District. Built seven years after the flood of 1972 in a modern style the Steele Memorial Library has continued to be a forward looking institution in…